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  • Anonymous
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    Hi Experts,
    In UNIX, I tried to open a crontab file with -l option but getting below error.

    >crontab -l
    crontab: can’t open your crontab file.

    please help.. I need the fix immediately since it holding my automation work.

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    It looks like that the crontab file is empty. Add the job to the crontab file and try again.

    How to add job to crontab file:
    1. Add the jobs list in any txt file.
    2. Use that txt file to add in crontab file as below and try again with your crontab -l command.

    $crontab txtfile

  • admin
    Keymaster
    Post count: 111

    @Thushara,

    If Dharini’s fix not work, then just add an extra empty line at the end of the cron file.

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